Katie Tipper-McWhorter

Katie Tipper-McWhorter

Associate

Katie Tipper-McWhorter focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. Katie has wide-ranging experience handling cases involving alleged breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud, misrepresentation, non-disclosure agreements, trade secrets, and non-compete agreements. She regularly handles contract claims, construction claims, DTPA claims, and matters related to professional liability.

Katie has represented clients including Fortune 500 companies, commercial real estate developers and landlords, oil and gas consulting firms, trust officers, banking institutions, and high net-worth individuals in estate and trust litigation.

Concentrations

  • Commercial and complex litigation
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty litigation

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Defended oil and gas logistics company in dispute involving alleged misappropriation of trade-secrets and breach of related non-disclosure agreement.°
  • Defended design and construction firm in multi-million dollar dispute involving breach of contract and breach of express and implied warranties claims related to the design, fabrication, procurement, and construction of a crude distillation plant located in Corpus Christi, Texas.°
  • Represented consulting firm in multimillion-dollar breach of contract dispute against international oil and gas exploration and production company involving payment obligations and continuing project rights and interests.°
  • Defended Fortune 500 manufacturing company against claims by local business concerning an allegedly defective product and resulting damages.°
  • Obtained settlement for employer in case involving fraud and violations of the Texas theft Liability Act against a former employee who embezzled company funds.°
  • Represented construction firm in dispute involving removal of a fraudulent lien and recovery of attorney’s fees.°
  • Represented high-net-worth beneficiary in breach of fiduciary duty action against trustee for failure to act as a reasonably prudent investor and for co-mingling trust assets.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Tipper-McWhorter prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Intern, Hon. Diane Bull, Harris County Criminal Court, 2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2019 
  • Nominated, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year, 2014
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Board Member, Our Lady of Guadalupe School Board, 2015-2016
  • Fundraising Chair, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2014-2016
  • Chair, Our Lady of Guadalupe Annual Fundraising Luncheon, 2014
  • Member, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Alumnae Association

Credentials

Educación
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2012
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2008
Admitida para practicar como abogado en
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas